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Alabama Senate Race: Doug Jones and Roy Moore Vote as Contest Ends With More Controversy

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Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Really Good! Here’s Our Review.

With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.

On Campus: It’s Pretty Crazy to Be a Young Woman in Roy Moore’s Alabama

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I’m shocked to see friends and relatives support a credibly accused sexual predator, all because he’s a Republican.

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Sexual Harassment Cases Show the Ineffectiveness of Going to H.R.

Human resources departments face a quandary: Protect the employees who bring complaints, or the companies that employ them.

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Hacking the Tax Plan: 13 Ways to Profit Off the Republican Tax Bill

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Some strategies are straightforward; others fiendishly difficult. For many you’ll need to act fast.

Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

Ten women employees say they were sexually harassed by the owner of the Spotted Pig. Dozens described it as a toxic workplace fueled by fame and fear.

Republicans Nearing Agreement on Final Tax Bill

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Senator John Cornyn said a deal to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills could be reached on Tuesday.

Op-Ed Contributor: In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

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The story about the opening of the museums is also the story of the civil rights movement.

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New York City, Alabama, NFL Network: Your Tuesday Briefing

Police officers in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, after a crudely made pipe bomb was detonated in a subway corridor near Times Square.

Why No One Knows What Will Happen in Alabama

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Today’s special election is forcing pollsters to confront just about every major challenge in survey research.

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Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore

Writers from across the political spectrum on the contentious Senate race in Alabama.

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Why You Need the Flu Shot Every Year

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You probably know you need a flu shot every flu season, but here’s why — and why it’s so important.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Jacob Zuma and the Theft of South Africa

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The A.N.C. needs to move away from the president’s corrupt politics and look for solutions not based on crude nationalism and racial essentialism.

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Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None

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The would-be suicide attacker told officials he set off the bomb in retaliation for U.S. strikes on ISIS, targeting a subway tunnel because of its Christmas-themed posters.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

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Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

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Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

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Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

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Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery

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As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn.

Monday, Dec 11

A Normal New York Commute, a Boom and Then Chaos

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As commuters headed to work on Monday morning, someone in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square was wearing a bomb.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Roy Moore Edge

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Surfing political sex scandals.

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly

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With only hours until the polls open in the unlikeliest of battleground states, Democrats are deploying a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation in an effort to steal away a Senate seat.

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

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Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.

Sunday, Dec 10

Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out

Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan women are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

The Neediest Cases Fund: They Lost Their Country. Then a Fire Robbed Them of Even More.

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Two Syrian refugees scraped to get by with their daughter in Lebanon. But when they took out a loan that they couldn’t repay after the blaze, their situation worsened.

Caring for a Son With Cancer, and for Herself

Andrew gave his mother, Regina Hensley, a reason to live. We follow the pair as she fights a history of addiction and he fights an aggressive form of cancer.

Saturday, Dec 9

Trump’s Way: Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

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With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked

Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

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The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

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Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

Friday, Dec 8

After 7 Years of Job Growth, Room for More, or Danger Ahead?

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Payrolls grew by 228,000 last month and the unemployment rate was the lowest since 2000. Now, the economic challenge may be to prevent overheating.

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052.

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Officially, 64 people died because of the storm, but an analysis by The New York Times suggests that the actual number is substantially higher.

Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota announced his plans to resign, a day after a sixth woman accused him of misconduct and dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

California’s Fires, by the Numbers

Just one of the fires raging in Southern California has already burned an area larger than Detroit, fueled by winds nearing hurricane strength. Here’s a look at the numbers behind the state’s worst fire season ever.

Thursday, Dec 7

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

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The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

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Trump Calls Jerusalem Plan Step Toward Peace, but It Puts Mideast on Edge

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An Israeli minister said moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would be “destiny.” The leader of Hamas called it “an unaccountable gamble.”